Last day

My parents came to visit us recently. As well as spending a week with us, they used our home as a base to travel to Prague and Scotland. The last time I saw them was in Tasmania, just before we moved to London. That was almost three years ago now. It was their last day […]

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Feeling a little homesick

And with a wave from her balcony from Buckingham Palace, Her Majesty, the Queen drew an epic four day Platinum Jubilee celebration to a close. It was a fantastic time to celebrate all things British. The buntings were out from Covent Garden… … to Chinatown! There were street parties, strawberries and cucumber sandwiches. And the […]

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A weekend in Nantes, Brittany

They say there was a particularly progressive law that came from this part of France in 1598. Called the Edict of Nantes, it allowed unheard of religious freedoms to the Protestant minority living in Catholic France at the time. It was a law that upheld their rights and allowed them to live by their faith. […]

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Time To Do What Good We Can

We looked on in horror as the might of the Russian army rolled into a sovereign nation only two weeks ago; as gunfire rang out and bombs dropped in cities like Kyiv, Sumy and Mariupol. We felt powerless as Ukrainians threw themselves under armoured cars and tanks; as ordinary people started to take up arms […]

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Taken in more peaceful times. The image was shared previously. But I thought it was appropriate to share again. Thank you for the inspiration Carol.

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The Lennon Wall, Prague

We didn’t set out to visit the Lennon wall. We just sort of found it while we were exploring that part of the city. It was our third and last day in Prague. Our son wanted to spend some time in Lesser Town (or the Small Quarter) beneath Prague Castle to simply take in the […]

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A working clock from the 1400s

It’s the third oldest clock and oldest working clock in the world. Found in old town square, Prague. We walked past it many times, but kept missing the hour when the clock would chime! Just around the corner is the place where 27 Bohemian Protestants were executed for their part in a revolt against the […]

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On the Flight from Prague

To the young man behind me on the flight to London from Prague, Hello my friend. I couldn’t help overhearing your conversation with that young woman next to you. You say you’re from Prague and ask where she is from. She says she’s from Newcastle, not London. She’s polite and friendly, but is a little […]

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An odd little duck

Some may say a duck in uniform is a little odd. But we think he’s charming. Spotted the soldier in Edinburgh🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 We were walking along the Royal Mile when my husband stopped at a shop window and pointed him out. He’s been ours ever since. For Becky’s Odd Squares Challenge

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